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Wine Quiz

* Answers are at the bottom of this page.

 

1.  What are the three grapes approved for Champagne production?

A. Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir
B. Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir
C. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier
D. Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc

 

2.  What wine region of France is best known for its production of toothsome, dry rosé?

A. Languedoc-Rousillon
B. South West France
C. Provence
D. Rhone

 

3.  What region of France is known for Vin de Paille?

A. South West France
B. Jura
C. Savoie

 

4.  To be designated as and official American Viticultural Area by the TTB, what is the percentage of grapes that must come from within that defined area?

A. 95%
B. 90%
C. 85%
D. 75%

 

5.  What is the newest American Viticultural Area in the United States?

A. Calistoga (California)
B. Upper Mississippi River Valley (Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin,Illinois)
C. Happy Canyon Santa Barbara (California)
D. Lake Chelan (Washington)

 

 

1.  Wine Quiz Answer: B. Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir
Six are actually permitted by law. In addition to the three listed above, Champagne may include Pinot Blanc, Arbanne, and Petit Meslier.

 

2.  Wine Quiz Answer: C. Provence
Provence is France’s oldest winemaking region. And, it is the only region in France and the only region in the world to focus primarily on the production of rosé. In fact, Provence is the benchmark for fruity, dry rosé. They’ve been perfecting the craft for 2,600 years.

 

3.  Wine Quiz Answer: B. Jura
Jura’s Vin de Paille (Straw Wine) is made from the juice of air-dried Savagnin, Chardonnay and Poulsard grapes that are literally dried on beds of straw. It ages in cask for three years (without a layer of film yeast on top).

 

4.  Wine Quiz Answer: C. 85%
According to the TTB if an official AVA is listed on the wine label at least 85% of the grapes must be produced in that geographical defined region.

 

5.  Wine Quiz Answer: A. Calistoga (California)
Calistoga is the latest American Viticultural Area designated by the TTB as of 1/7/2010.Lake Chelan, Upper Mississippi River Valley and Happy Canyon Santa Barbara are all official AVA that were approved by the TTB in 2009.

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